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Street Portrait #2

By eric55    
I photographed the subject who was facing me at about 15 feet away. He is looking at my face. I am employing a variation of a hip shot shooting technique as you can see by the low angle of the shot. In this situation I made no attempt to hide my camera. Nevertheless,Grin by how I hold my camera he is uncertain that I am photographing him. In the U.S. our culture looks negatively towards anyone who displays anger, publicly. Consequently, only when a person is certain will the subject respond with anger towards a street photographer. Knowing your culture and the acceptable behaviors it supports goes a long way when doing street photography. Street photography is far less about strictly photography than it is about understanding the subject, the culture you are shooting in, and your own capability to deal with your fears. You may find it strange, but actually your fear is not of the subject. Rather your fear is about yourself and whether you can handle whatever you encounter when doing street. None of this you will learn in photography school. All of it you will learn only one way - by experience. Your own experience.. Good shooting.GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Subject Street Learning Perspective Technique Candid Shooting Method Meaning Teaching Portraits and people

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